Gun Restrictions in Delaware Public Housing Challenged

Aug 28, 2012

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal judge's ruling upholding restrictions on guns in Delaware public housing is being challenged.

The judge last month ruled that the Wilmington Housing Authority could prohibit residents from possessing guns in common areas except when they are taking firearms to or from their living quarters.

Two plaintiffs who challenged the restrictions filed notice Monday that they are appealing the ruling.

The plaintiffs, supported by the National Rifle Association, filed a lawsuit in 2010 challenging a policy that banned guns in any Wilmington public housing areas.

Following a U.S. Supreme Court in a similar case, the housing authority later revised its policy to prohibit guns only in common areas.